Writer & Director Scott Graham
Producers Margaret Matheson, Ciara Barry & Rosie Crerar
Photo credit: Colin Tennant
RUN is a love story played out over one race-fuelled night in a small fishing town, where a man must reconcile his desire to run with his need to love.
A bard entertainments production in co-production with barry crerar, the film has been funded by the BFI and Creative Scotland with National Lottery funding and BBC Films. Fabien Westerhoff of Film Constellation is handling worldwide sales, and will introduce the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Market.
The film stars Mark Stanley (Game Of Thrones) alongside Amy Manson (Once Upon A Time) and newcomers Marli Siu and Anders Hayward.
Scott Graham: “Fraserburgh is a town where teenagers come of age through racing cars. Racing offers a nightly illusion of freedom while falling in love and pregnant behind the wheel means many of them never leave. Our protagonist, a former boyracer who married his first love and took a job in one of the fish factories, now has a 17 year-old-son of his own following in his footsteps and can no longer ignore the fact he’s going nowhere. Unable to be physically or emotionally present with his family, he takes his son’s car out for one final joy ride and risks losing the love that surrounds him.”
RUN was selected for the Great 8, a showcase of the best new British films from emerging UK talent, in partnership with BBC Films, British Council, BFI and Film4. Read more here.
Marli Siu was selected as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow for 2018. Read more here.
The film is currently in post-production and is due to be completed in early 2019.